BCT-3122-D800-10240

Cardinal Coach Lines (First Canada)

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First Student in Calgary appears to now have an MCI J4500. I could see the decals on the sides of it, but I could not see the front of the coach and no fleet numbers on the rear.

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Spotted MCI 102-DL3 #51490 at the N.E. Calgary yard earlier today: 080314-4436first51490

And also, not too long ago I saw MCI J45000 #658 there as well.

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Found several more First Canada X3-45's this morning. Quite curious how many of these they now have. I am also suspecting that any of the coaches not numbered in their 6 digit numbering system may be leases. Here's some images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vehicle-image...57626097232542/

600 thru 630 are 2010's for the cnrl oil sands project and 640-654 are 2014's for the Kearl Oil sands project

I started a new Wiki page for First Canada, as the units are no longer operating under the Cardinal name so putting them there is inaccurate.

http://cptdb.ca/wiki...le=First_Canada

The intention is to have any coach with just the First Canada logo on it on there, formerly operated by Cardinal or not, and all new spottings!

I'll have to go through this thread and photos and add the X3-45s like 630!

But here are my catches of the day which prompted me to make the change:

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for your wiki list, 600 thru 630 are 2010's (Detroit series 60 with allison) for the cnrl oil sands project and 640-654 are 2014's (volvo d13 with allison) for the Kearl Oil sands project and 988 is officially retired

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A former Intercar Prevost XL-II apparently spent some time operating for First Canada as #27613 somewhere in Northern Alberta before being sold to Canada Coach Lines.  It appears to be being used for parts only.

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On 2016-08-23 at 9:21 AM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

A former Intercar Prevost XL-II apparently spent some time operating for First Canada as #27613 somewhere in Northern Alberta before being sold to Canada Coach Lines.  It appears to be being used for parts only.

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Yes, it was at the oil sands kearl lake site... I drove her a bunch, she was one of the best ones i drove up there. tragically though after only having her for a short time up north, they did an inspection on it and it turns out that the frame and routed out and was deemed unroad worthy. we had 3 of them. damn you ontario and quebec road salt

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Cardinal Coach Lines #1499, a 1982 Prevost Le Mirage built 9/82 vin 2P9L23404D1001493 .

1399 - MCI 102-A3 built 3/89 1M8FDM9A8KP042672.

677 - MCI MC-8 built 12/75 S12179

1497 - MCI MC-9 built 4/81 S15985 and 1M89CM6A7BP035880

613 - MCI MC-7 built ?/?? serial 9972.

1710 - MCI 102-A3 built 3/90 1M8FDM7A1LP043344 (Ex-Brewster 642)

1402 - Prevost Le Mirage built 3/81 2P9L23407B1001016 

1243 - MCI MC-5B built 8/73 S10435

1472 - MCI MC-7 built 5/71 serial 8938

616 MCI 96-A3 built 4/85 1M8DDM7A9FP040218

979 Prevost Le Mirage XL built 8/91 - 2P9L33406M1001928

949 Prevost Le Mirage built 9/84 - 2P9L33406M1001371

1157 MCI 102-D3 5/95 - 1M8SDMMA7SP047478

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On August 23, 2016 at 11:21 AM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

A former Intercar Prevost XL-II apparently spent some time operating for First Canada as #27613 somewhere in Northern Alberta before being sold to Canada Coach Lines.  It appears to be being used for parts only.

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Interesting find! Is this still there?

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On 12/5/2016 at 6:16 PM, Kristopher said:

Interesting find! Is this still there?

I am not sure. Sorry. I have not been back since I took that photo.

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On 2016-12-18 at 10:45 PM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

I am not sure. Sorry. I have not been back since I took that photo.

they took them out of service

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Thats too bad... Which yard were they at? Above it just says Northern Alberta

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In regards to the "7-11" Prevost Mirage XLs, along with those two (as Brian pointed out), the two blue Mirage's (28353 and 28xxx) were also pulled out of service about a year and a half ago after a quick stint at the Fort Hills site (after being transferred from Kearl), the only 2 Mirage's we have left are 2200 and 2201 which both have been brought back to Fort Hills.  A number of X345s have been transferred from the CNRL and town sites to Fort Hills and the yard at Kearl has quite a number of newer MCI J's and D4505s waiting to be plated.

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